The Scott family is seeking help: What is wrong with Wyatt?
Wyatt Scott celebrated his first birthday in June. But while guests enjoyed traditional party fare, Wyatt was required to obtain nourishment through a G-tube.
Since his birth, Wyatt has not been able to open his mouth.
According to “Good Morning America,” Wyatt was born in Ottawa, Canada, in June 2013. Since then, doctors and specialists have been baffled about why the otherwise healthy baby cannot open his mouth. Dr. J. P. Vaccani, Wyatt’s doctor, has diagnosed the condition as congenital trismus, but the root cause of the condition remains a mystery.
CT and MRI scans did not reveal any abnormalities, such as extra tissue or a fused joint that often causes congenital trismus. What tests have revealed is that Wyatt suffers from lockjaw, and has impaired motor function which impacts his swallowing ability.
These symptoms have caused anxious moments for the Scott family, with several choking episodes that prompted 911 calls and hospital stays.
After one such choking incident, doctors fitted Wyatt with a G-tube, which allows his liquid food to be delivered through his stomach instead of a tube in his nose.
The Scott family has launched a website, What's wrong with Wyatt? seeking the public’s help in finding out the cause of Wyatt’s puzzling condition. The website contains medical background information on Wyatt, including suggested diagnoses, tests performed and the specialists the baby has seen in the first year of his life.
The website also contains a gallery of Wyatt, who despite his serious medical condition appears to be a happy baby. The family maintains a blog and social media accounts to keep readers updated on Wyatt’s condition.